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Friday, April 27, 2018

Japan-US SOFA wildly different from US agreements in Germany, Italy








A review of status of forces agreements (SOFA) between the United States and Japan, Germany, and Italy, respectively, by the Okinawa Prefectural Government has turned up startling facts that indicate how little Japan has settled for in its accord with the U.S. 

Due to a series of incidents involving United States military aircraft in Japan, the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), which stipulates the rights of U.S. forces based in Japan, has come under renewed scrutiny. 

The Okinawa Prefectural Government, which seeks a renegotiation of the agreement as it serves as a basis for the U.S. military to flaunt its privileged position, investigated SOFAs between the U.S. and Germany and Italy, respectively -- the two other former Axis powers aside from Japan, who lost in World War II. 


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